Bureau of Economic Development Partners

Cook County partners with local organizations to strengthen our region’s economic vitality by identifying and  meeting the needs of businesses and residents. We work with:


Small Business Partners

Provide free advising, education, and other services that enable businesses to grow and thrive.

Allies for Community Business135 N Kedzie AveChicago60612
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council1823 W 47th Street, 2nd FloorChicago60609
Berwyn Development Corporation3322 South Oak Park AvenueBerwyn60402
Chamber 5720650 S. Cicero Suite 1186Matteson60443
Chicago Community Trust225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200Chicago60601
Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation365 W 14th StreetChicago Heights60411
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)216 W. Jackson Blvd - Suite 600Chicago60606
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI)1000 East 111th Street, 10th FloorChicago60628
Chicago Urban League4510 S. Michigan AvenueChicago60653
Cook County Black Chamber Corporation875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3100Chicago60611
Cook County – Chicago Business Advising Program33 W. Monroe, Ste 250Chicago60603
Economic Strategies Development Corporation1843 S. Carpenter St.Chicago60608
Far South CDC837 W. 115th St.Chicago60643
Greater Englewood CDC815 W. 63rd St., 4th FloorChicago60621
Ignite Technology2150 CanalportChicago60608
Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC)1805 South Ashland AvenueChicago60608
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212Chicago60654
Illinois Restaurant Association33 W. Monroe, Ste 250Chicago60603
Indo-American Center6328 N. California AveChicago60659
Mujeres Latinas en Accion2124 West 21st PlaceChicago60608
Next Level Northwest2200 W Higgins Rd, Ste 200Hoffman Estates60169
Next Street135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2120Chicago60603
Northwest Side Community Development Corporation5233 W. Diversey Ave.Chicago60639
Puerto Rican Cultural Center2556 W Division St, ChicagoChicago60622
Rogers Park Business Alliance1448 W. Morse Ave.Chicago60626
Schaumburg Business Association1501 East Woodfield Rd, Suite 115NSchaumburg60172
Somercor601 South LaSalle Street, Suite 510Chicago60605
Southland Development Authority**1904 W. 174th StreetEast Hazel Crest60429
Southwest Collective4444 S. Pulaski Rd.Chicago60632
Sunshine Enterprises503 East 61st StreetChicago60637
TREND30 W. MonroeChicago60603
Women's Business Development Center8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th FloorChicago60603
YWCA1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1150Chicago60602

Community Social Services Partners

Provide resources for people who need assistance finding shelter and affordable housing, staying in their homes and meeting essential needs.

Allies for Community Business135 N Kedzie AveChicago60612
BEDS Plus9601 Ogden AvenueLaGrange60525
CEDA567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1200Chicago60661
Chicago Community Loan Fund29 E Madison St, Suite 1700Chicago60602
Connections for the Homeless2121 Dewey AvenueEvanston60201
Family Independence Initiative663 13th Street, Suite 200Oakland, CA0
Greater Chicago Food Depository4100 W. Ann Lurie PlaceChicago60632
Housing Forward1851 S. 9th AvenueMaywood60153
Illinois Business Immigration Coalition1805 S. Ashland AveChicago60608
Illinois Restaurant Association33 W. Monroe, Ste 250Chicago60603
Journeys1140 E. Northwest HighwayPalatine60074
National Partnership for New Americans1805 S. Ashland AveChicago60608
Respond Now1439 Emerald AvenueChicago Heights60411
Somercor601 South LaSalle Street, Suite 510Chicago60605
South Suburban Housing Center18220 Harwood Avenue, Suite 1Homewood60430
South Suburban PADS414 W. Lincoln HighwayChicago Heights60411
The Chicago Bar Foundation321 S. Plymouth Court, Suite 3BChicago60604
The Housing Authority of Cook County175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 350Chicago60604
The Housing Authority of Cook County175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 350Chicago60604
Women's Business Development Center8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th FloorChicago60602

Workforce Partners

For job-seekers, provide training, placement, and rapid re-employment strategies. For employers, assist with recruiting and developing talent critical to success.

Business and Career Services723 W. Algonquin Road,Arlington Heights60005
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership69 W. Washington St, Ste 2860Chicago60602
Cornerstone Community Development Corporation943 E. Lincoln HighwayFord Heights60411
Employment & Employer Services223 W Jackson Boulevard Suite 1005Chicago60606
Manufacturing Renaissance3411 W. Diversey Ave, Suite 10Chicago60647
National Able Network567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1150Chicago60661
Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA)411 West Madison StreetMaywood60153
SERCO, Inc., (operator of Southwest Suburban Cook County AJC)7222 W Cermak Rd Suite 301North Riverside60546